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UKC Weekly Newsletter for 3rd September Search:
Nick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security jail with some of Britain's most notorious criminals. Trapped in a world of aggression and fear, he felt frustrated and alone. Then he discovered the mountains.

Read an exclusive excerpt from Nick Bullock's debut book Echoes
Feature: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chris Sharma Talks 9b+
Chris Sharma on First Round First Minute, in Margalef, Spain. , 4 kbChris Sharma, the 31 year old American sport climber, is perhaps the most famous rock climber in the world. His achievements in bouldering and sport climbing have been pushing the standards of the sport for the last ten years at least.

Here at UKC we thought it was about time we tracked him down and spoke to him about his climbing, about his life, and about the big projects that he has been working on, that may well push climbing standards up a notch even further...

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Photo of the Week
The hand crack with a view, 56 kb
"The hand crack with a view" © submariner
Climbing in la Buitrera Canyon, Piedra Parada, Chubut, Argentina, 37 kb


Petzl have announced this years RocTrip. For 2012 they are heading to the La Buitrera Canyon, Piedra Parada, located in the Chubut Valley in the Patagonia region of southern Argentina.

They are looking for someone from the UK to join them.

To stand a chance of going all you have to do is submit a climbing photo by 14th September 2012.

You can enter and vote here

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The No.1 poster in our Top 40 Posters this week was Wonko The Sane.
Berghaus Newsletter, 25 kb

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All the Latest News from the UK and around the world. No more waiting for next month's magazine:
Jamie B on Eas Anie crux, 3 kb
Gallery of the Week
Our Photo Gallery contains a unique collection of over 148,200 images from UKClimbing users, with 246 new photos added this week.

As a registered user you can upload your photos into your personal gallery, as well as voting on any photo on the site. This week we had 1,899 votes, and the top voter was Fraser.

Congratulations to wee jamie, our Gallery of the Week as voted by UKC users.

Events Diary
All the dates you need in our Events Diary for Competitions, lectures and even club meets:
Latest Articles
Read our Latest Articles for inspirational rock destinations, interviews, gear reviews, competitions and much more:

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Echoes by Nick Bullock - Exclusive Excerpt: Nick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security jail with some of Britain's most notorious criminals. Trapped in a world of aggression and fear, he felt...
VIDEO: A Fear of Falling - Clip-Drop Technique: There is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the moves. Some of us can do that, but many...
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